Dion Horstmans is a New Zealand born, Sydney based sculptor and artist.
His strong, dynamic artworks embody his infinite energy which strives to depict fluid movement through static structures; strong lines join to create forceful, multi-dimensional works.
‘Super Position’ acknowledges the aspect of the superposition principal, in that the work is in constant mutability between still image and dynamic sculptural perception. The work is driven by the process with the expressive output constantly evolving and influences itself.
Through a series of ink drawings on paper, the form and gesture of the sculptures are born. The three dimensional departures break through space, and engage the quantum dynamic of lines moving in flux. Horstmans superimposes the two dimensional drawings again over the three dimensional sculptures to convert a new visual language as seen in the line works in this exhibition.
His syntax returns the flat plane as a shadow on the wall of these reliefs, with an intuitive understanding of form ensuring unity and dynamism between his works within their surroundings and each other.
After an initial career within the film industry, Horstmans chose to pursue a creative path in 2006. His dedication to artistic practice has resulted in a number of successful solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Asia. He has completed numerous commercial commissions and major public art commissions including work for Collins Square, Melbourne and Central Park in Sydney.
His work is represented in numerous national and international collections, including Artbank and The Justin Art House Museum.
This is Horstmans third exhibition with China Heights.